Scotland’s current refugee strategy, New Scots: Integrating Refugees in Scotland’s Communities, covers six themes. Three of these – education, health, and employability and welfare rights – provide a focus for this event.
The programme includes presentations from occupational psychology, counselling psychology and tertiary education. Workshop sessions will enable discussion of questions in the New Scots-Refugee Scotland Consultation: Thinking of refugee integration in Scotland, what issues are important to you now? What changes do you want to see by 2020? And Why? What can you, your community, or your organisation do to contribute to that change?’
Please see the programme tab for further information.
A.K. Bell Library,
2-8 York Place,
Parking information available at https://www.perthcity.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/NEW-Parking-Guide.pdf
By attending, delegates will gain in terms of their own CPD and have an opportunity to contribute to the consultation.
- Increase awareness of how different areas of psychology can support refugee integration
- Consider the lessons learned from practice and research, and examine ways of applying this learning in the future
- Discuss and respond to questions in the New Scots-Refugee Scotland Consultation. Gather feedback for submission.
- Facilitate networking between psychologists from different backgrounds.
Psychologists from all backgrounds who are working with refugees or who have an interest in the programme content.
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Janet Fraser, CPsychol, Chair - DOP Scotland
‘A Shared Community‘- Living and working with the Syrian refugees on the Isle of Bute
Dr L J Swanepoel, CPsychol AFBPsS, NHS Highland
What I learned from working with Syrian Refugees in Aberdeenshire, Spring 2017
Ian Patterson, CPsychol, PSYTAC
Higher education and the development of work identities: implications for refugees and those that work with them
Dr Bridgette Hanna, CPsychol AFBPsS, Napier University
Workshop Discussion 1
Refugees negotiating professional career boundaries
Dr Kate Mackenzie Davey, CPsychol AFBPsS, Birkbeck College, University of London
Integrating refugees into the workforce: Promoting better Post-traumatic coping
Professor Rosalind Searle, CPsychol AFBPsS, University of Coventry
Workshop Discussion 2
Who can attend?
This is a free event for member of The British Psychological Society only.
To join the Society please follow the link below:
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If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Member Network Services, quoting 'DOP Scotland-Refugee-Sep17', at:
Alternatively telephone during office hours on +44 (0) 116 252 9515 stating the name and date of the event.